Walk for Terry Fox

By Matthew Reid

I'm holding an event to raise funds for The Children's Hospital at Westmead!

On the 6th of September 2021, I will begin a 10-day walk from Glenmore Park High School to the High Commission of Canada, in Canberra.  I will walk 30 kilometres each day, for 10 days.

I am walking in the name of Terry Fox.  I hope to use Terry's story to inspire Australian children, and to use this walk to raise money for the Children's Hospital at Westmead. 

The Children's Hospital at Westmead is one of Australia's leading specialist medical centres for children.  It offers a safe and friendly healing environment for kids from NSW and beyond. The Hospital's expert medical staff care for more than 84,000 critically ill and injured children every year. 

More information
Contact Matthew Reid on 0403067629 or email mattreid_saints@hotmail.com.

Thank you for your support!  

Who was Terry Fox?
Terry Fox was a student who became a legend.  When Terry was just 18 he was diagnosed with cancer.  In 1977 his right leg had to be amputated a few inches above the knee. While undergoing cancer treatment, Terry was moved by the scale of the disease and how young its victims were.  So, in 1980 he set out to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.  Terry named his run the Marathon of Hope. He ran a marathon each day (on an artificial limb) and showed us what is possible if we try.  Terry ran 5,373 kilometers in 143 days.  But in September 1980, as he approached Thunder Bay Ontario, Terry stopped.  He asked to be taken to the hospital where he learned that his cancer had returned.  Doctors found two tumors in his lungsone the size of a lemon and the other the size of a golf ball.  Terry returned to his home in British Columbia and died a few months later, in June 1981.

Terry could not have known the lasting impact that his Marathon of Hope would have around the world.  Inspired by Terry's courage and determination, people everywhere decided to finish the run that Terry started.  To date, more than $800 million has been raised in Terry's name, to support finding a cure for cancer.  Terry Fox is a legend and a great role model for our kids.

Source: Terry Fox Research Institute

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2.52k

Matthew Reid

More donations 😁

$1.92k

Matthew Reid

Thank you so much from the Royal hotel Leichardt. Marty you're a champion.

$1.29k

Paul Clark

Paul Clark Cyber Transport table of 10

$1.02k

Mulgoa Quarries

Great cause Matthew! Best of luck!

$1,000

Workspace Project Management

Good luck Matt

$1,000

Steins Plumbing Solutions (sps)

Great cause mate good luck 👍🏼

$850

Cristian Mazzoccolo

From the estate of the late Raymond Duparc

$765

Satec (australia)

Good Luck with the walk

$700

Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre

$515

Christine Managreve

Good luck

$515

Transit Systems West P/l

$515

Glenn &michele Robertson

Good luck Matt

$500

Chemene Sinson And Trevor White

Good luck Matthew. A great cause!

$500

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

$300

Rotary Club Of Wallacia-mulgoa Valley

Good luck from your friends at Wallacia Rotary!

$280.80

Matthew Reid

Thank you very much Mulgoa public school. Wonderful kids

$260

Maria Lopreiato

Good luck ,silverdale post office.

$260

Darren Wales

Great work mate.

$260

Satec (australia) Pty Ltd

$250

Heather Opdam

Thank you for keeping Terry’s memory alive Down Under!! With love from a fellow Ausnadian, xo

$250

Charles Kielty

$250

Aimee Mitchell

Incredible effort! All the best!

$208

Phil’s Pool Service

Great job mate

$208

Iga Silverdale

Good luck Matthew

$208

Trevor Holmes

Thank you Trevor from Glenmore park Starr Partners for your wonderful donation.

$208

Gary Rumble

Finally got it 👍 from Gary rumble

$200

Sydney Electrical Contractors

Here's to a great cause Matthew! Regards, Rob

$200

Phillip Moeller

Jeff French gloves blue if possible

$200

Cr Robert Khan, Mayor Wollondilly Shire Council

Please accept this donation on behalf of the Councillors from the Wollondilly Shire Council.

$200

Mitchell Barron

$156

Anonymous

$104

Joshua Foster

Great cause mate good luck

$104

Matthew Reid

Excellent $20,000

$104

Adile Saglam

Well done on the charity

$104

Just Power Group

Happy to support a great cause . Thanks for your efforts

$104

Matthew Reid

Thank you Royal hotel.

$104

Gloria

Thank you very much for your Kind donation Gloria. I really appreciate it.

$104

Andrew Paulinski

Good luck and keep up the great work Matthew.

$104

Rescuetech Pty Ltd

Very inspiring and a great casue, thank you.

$104

Pat & Richard Hanman

good luck Matt

$104

Pauline Denny

Have a safe journey.

$104

Debbie Laurie

For that handsome son of yours! Good luck Zac!!

$101.92

Matthew Reid

Thanks Matthew

$100

David Naj

Great cause Matthew well done mate

$100

Mohammed

George's Colleague

$52

Paula

Great work for a great cause. For Terry and my Laura xxx

$52

Tania Mather

Thank you for your efforts to raise money for an awesome cause.

$52

Arman And Tancy

Go Matt!

$52

Martin Shields

Keep up the great work Matt!

$52

Martina

All the best!

$52

Jason Walmsley

Always at it Matt, keep up the great work!

$52

Andrew Walters And Azita Abdollahian

Keep up the good work Matthew. And be proud of all the charitable work you are doing.

$52

Jonathan Turcotte

Matty hope this helps you out your doing a frat thing with the terry fox charity God Bless Jonathan

$52

Jenni Zounis

Great cause!

$52

Louise Fyson

$52

Gary Delaney

Youre a beautiful man Matthew

$52

Paul Hewes

$50

Leanne Mifsud

Good luck

$31.20

Kate Noonan

$30

Viv Borg

Good Luck and Well Done !!

$26

Andrea Judd

Best wishes from a Canuck in Australia. Thank you for sharing Terry’s story!

$26

Megan Giles

Well done! Such a beautiful thing to do. Go Chris as well.

$26

Domenic Caccamo

$26

Harrison Titterton

$26

Tony Esposito

Keep up the good work

$26

Rob Harrison

$26

James

$26

Sandra Wesseling

Anything to help out our precious children great thing to do Matthew

$26

Brooke Jim

$26

Laura Morris

Good luck from a fellow Canuck!!! This is so cool!

$26

Lewis Bailey

Proud of you Matt

$26

Anonymous

All the best Matthew!

$26

Shell Wardle

I wish you the very best in your walk. I’m donating having gone through cancer myself and because my cousin Chris Bright will be walking too.

$26

Ronelle

All the best to you and another walker Chris Bright

$26

June Hewes

On behalf of my nephew Chris Bright who is walking with you. Good luck to you both.

$25

Johnny Stancic

$25

Kelly Nielsen

Good Matt keep up the good work 🤗

$25

Sandra Haslop

$25

Rachel Byrne

$20.80

Matthew Reid

Thank you big boss. Lash.

$20.80

Anonymous

Good luck - you’ll do this easily.

$20.80

Domenic Caccamo

$20.80

Matthew Reid

Thank John for your Kind donation.

$20.80

Marie-gabrielle Desmarais

$20.80

Marianne C

Good luck

$10.40

Alicia Schofield

Thank you for your amazing efforts

$10.40

Barbara Mccarthy

Thank you

$10.40

Mandi Harper

Thank you for honouring Terry Fox's legacy, he is a true Canadian hero.

$10.40

Matthew Reid

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